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Five beachgoers die in Britain on hottest day of year

London - Five beachgoers died as Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year Wednesday, officials said, bringing to 12 the number of people to have perished in the past week.

World's largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

London - The world's largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage on Wednesday after nosediving while landing on its second test flight, but there were no injuries, according to the craft's manufacturer.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

Madrid - They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes

Lille - One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

Voting begins in bitter Labour leader contest in UK

London - Voting will begin Monday to decide if veteran leftist Jeremy Corbyn will remain leader of Britain's Labour party, with an ill-tempered campaign deepening divisions that threaten the party's future.

Briton, Australian named suspects in Bali policeman murder

Denpasar - A British man has been named a suspect, along with an Australian woman, in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, police said Sunday.

London mayor Khan calls on Labour to ditch leader Corbyn

London - London's Labour mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday urged party members to unseat boss Jeremy Corbyn in the upcoming leadership election, saying he had "failed to win the respect of the British people.

N. Korea state media says diplomat defector 'criminal'

Seoul - North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain, who defected to South Korea this week, is a criminal who had been ordered to return home for questioning, Pyongyang state media said Saturday.

Migrants in 'Jungle' camp climb to near 7,000

Calais - Nearly 7,000 migrants are now living in the camp known as the "Jungle" in the French port of Calais, marking a sharp increase in recent months, local authorities said Friday.

Top London-based N. Korea diplomat defects to South

Seoul - South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain had defected to Seoul, in a rare and damaging loss of diplomatic face for Pyongyang.

Two men wounded in French migrant camp shooting

Lille - Two migrants were wounded in a shooting after a row in a migrant camp in the northern French port of Dunkirk, several sources said Tuesday.

Iran arrests dual national over UK 'spy links'

Tehran - Iran has arrested a British-Iranian on suspicion of links to the UK intelligence service, the Tehran prosecutor told Iranian media on Tuesday.

Britons eye ancestry, love to secure post-Brexit rights

London - From looking up their European ancestry to seeking out a continental soulmate, some Britons are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to keep ties with Europe after the nation's vote to leave the union.

Syrian girl shot by sniper evacuated to hospital: monitor

London - A ten-year-old Syrian girl shot in the besieged town of Madaya was evacuated Sunday to a Damascus hospital where she is in a stable condition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

UK court jails Turkish cocaine smugglers after £500 mn sting

London - Two Turkish drug traffickers caught with three tonnes of cocaine on a boat in the North Sea were on Friday jailed by a British judge for a combined total of 42 years.

Campaigners demand Britain return Easter Island statue

Hanga Roa - Chilean filmmakers have launched a campaign for Britain to return a giant statue they say was stolen from the mystical Easter Island.

UK's Labour leader defends record ahead of court ruling

Gateshead - Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday defended his record at the helm of the crisis-hit party, in a debate ahead of a court ruling which could sway the outcome of the leadership battle.

Lavrov, Johnson hope for better UK-Russia ties in first talks

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday pledged to improve battered ties between the two nations in their first phone talks, Moscow said.

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Assange at London embassy

Quito - Ecuador says it will let Swedish officials interview Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering for the past four years.

Assange appeals European arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed a Stockholm district court's decision to maintain a European arrest warrant against him over a 2010 rape allegation, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Putin, May to meet in 'near future': Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to meet in "the near future", the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Teenager in court over deadly London knife attack on US tourist

London - A teenager accused of murdering a US tourist and injuring five others in a knife attack in central London made his first court appearance on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

Man charged with US tourist murder after London knife attack

London - A man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist after a knife attack in central London earlier this week, police in Britain's capital said Friday.

Brits lead 'dream life' in EU's poorest country

Bulgaria - Every year, hordes of Britons move to Spain's Costa del Sol or southern France in search of a sunnier, more relaxed lifestyle.

UK Labour leadership rivals to debate head-to-head

Cardiff - Britain's embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will debate head-to-head on Thursday with the man seeking to unseat him in a bitter contest that has exposed deep divisions in the main opposition party.

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

Dhaka - A British national and a student at a Canadian university who were dining at a Bangladeshi cafe when it was besieged by jihadists last month have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in London stabbings

London - A 19-year-old man detained by police at the scene of a stabbing spree in London has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said Thursday.
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